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Category Archives: Standardization

New test standard increase safety for kids

In Europe the E-standard for testing car seats/child restraints has been criticized for not testing the force the neck of the child is subject to during an impact. Most car accidents involving a child getting injured is caused by the tremendous force to the neck. As you may have heard, the weight of a child’s head compared to the rest of the body and the size of the neck makes them much more vulnerable in accidents.

Difficult to find seats with ISOFIX mounts?

Over at the Carseatblog there is an interesting article on the need for better cooperation between car manufacturers to standardize on how to fix a child restraint in the car. In the 1980s there were many studies that showed that up to half of all child seats were partially or completely installed in the wrong [...]